Eternal September


It's a suspiciously slow day, even by your standards. You've nothing to do but plug away at this toy repair until they show up.

The toy is strange, it's a knock-off of the far more popular My Pet Monster, and you don't recognize the language embossed on the plastic inside. Thankfully, the theory is the same no matter what. Electricity flows along the path of least resistance, powering its little speakers...

When it's nice and growling again, you apply a bandage to it out of courtesy. Children see their toys with bandages on them, and it becomes just a little bit easier for them to go through the same.